Biography

Jessica joined the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the Univesity of Oxford in 2017. She is currently pursuing a MSt in Socio-Legal Studies, under the supervision of Fernanda Pirie. The focus of her research explores cannabis' legality in America. She will specifically be investigating the role of federal illegality in structuring the relations among cannabis entrepreneurs in locally legal markets. This thesis expands upon her undergraduate dissertation, "The Entrepeneurship of Cannabis," which was partially funded by the Holy Ladislav Travel Fund. The final chapter, "The Culture and Representation of the Legal Cannabis Industry" was recognized by The Undergraduate Awards as a Highly Commended Essay in 2017.

Prior to Oxford, Jessica graduated with a first class MA joint honors degree in International Relations and Social Anthropology from the University of St. Andrews in 2017. She was on the Deans List and awarded the Principal's Scholarship for Academic Excellence during her undergraduate degree. In 2015, Jessica studied abroad at Remin University in Beijing. Beyond her academics, Jessica founded the 501(c)3 Giveable Giggles when she was 13 years old. She was named as one of Impact Squared's #100FacesofImpact based on her charity's work.

 

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